The Four Tops and The Temptations, have announced that Tavares, the hugely influential group whose hits spanned the genres of both RnB and Disco, will join them on their UK arena tour in November 2018.
Entitled Together Again…One More Time, this tour is potentially one of the last opportunities for music lovers to see both The Four Tops and The Temptations performing live in the UK.
The story of Tavares is that of a band of brothers bound not only by blood, talent, and a rich musical legacy, but by fierce determination to succeed in the music business. Over two decades, the Tavares Brothers achieved numerous Top 40 singles, and won a Grammy Award for their work on the soundtrack to iconic disco film, Saturday Night Fever.
Their biggest hit, 1975 R&B Chart topper, It Only Takes A Minute, was not only a huge success for them. Two decades later, a version released by a (then) unknown boy band called Take That earned them their debut Top 10 hit, bringing the music of Tavares to an whole new generation, whilst simultaneously launching the career of one of the world’s most successful pop groups.
The Four Tops
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees The Four Tops have been responsible for an astonishing number of hit records during their 54-year history. Throughout their career they have remained hugely popular in the UK, and their twenty-seven UK Top 40 Chart hits make them Motown’s most successful ever artist on these shores.
The Four Tops’ back catalogue is rich with many of the best-loved songs from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s, including classics such as I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch), Bernadette, Ain’t No Woman (Like the One I’ve Got), and their UK & US number one smash hit, Reach Out (I’ll Be There).
Their current line up includes founder member Duke Fakir plus Ronnie McNeir, Lawrence Payton and Harold ‘Spike’ Bonhart.
Three-time Grammy Award winners, The Temptations have been an integral part of the world of vocal R&B virtually since its inception. Formed in 1961, they have gone on to be one of the most successful groups of all time – in any genre – achieving thirty seven Billboard Top 40 hits, including four #1’s, and ranked at number 68 on Rolling Stone’s100 Greatest Artists Of All Time.
Three classic Temptations tracks, My Girl, Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me), and Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone, were included in Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll, and they were awarded a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013.
The line-up is founder member, Otis Williams, with Ron Tyson, Terry Weeks, Larry Braggs and Willie Greene Jr.
“These songs are the soundtrack to our lives – we love performing them as much as ever, especially to the UK audiences” – says The Temptations’ Otis Williams.
Duke Fakir agrees “We love coming to the UK – this is our favourite tour and we just love the people here…they treat us like royalty! They love the music which makes it wonderful to perform on stage every night”
THE FOUR TOPS & THE TEMPTATIONS plus special guests TAVARES
TOGETHER AGAIN… ONE MORE TIME UK TOUR DATES
|Mon 19th||Leeds||First Direct Arena|
|Fri 24th||Liverpool||Echo Arena|
|Tues 27th||London||O2 Arena|
|Wed 28th||Bournemouth||International Centre|
|Thur 29th||Nottingham||Motorpoint Arena|
The Four Tops and The Temptations will also play Southend Cliff’s Pavillion on Monday 26th November.
Tickets available from: www.ticketline.co.uk, 24-hour ticket line 0844 888 9991, or from the venues direct.